12 green mobile apps launched for users


BANGKOK, 4 March 2015 – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has launched 12 mobile applications to allow users access to current information on Thailand’s environment.

Minister of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Evironment General Daopong Rattanasuwan said these applications would serve various purposes and provide information primarily on the environment, natural land and water resources.

For users who are interested in where national parks are located, they are recommended to use ‘iForest’. They can also download ‘Cites’ for details on wildlife trades and ‘DMCR’ for daily updates on the coastal areas and for filing complaints.

If they feel like experiencing augmented reality, ‘Smart Garden’ is an application that will allow users to view plant and flower species in a way that has never been done before. For weather information around the country and ASEAN, they can download Air4thai and Air4asean respectively.

If they wish to buy environmentally friendly products, they can view the list on an application called ‘Green Society’ and ‘Bedo’. Another useful one called ‘Eco Planet’ will then teach them how to be friendly to the environment through games.

Development projects pending EIA approval can be checked via an application called ‘SmartEIA’. For information on greenhouse gas, ‘CF Calculator’ will reveal information on the amount of carbon released into the air by human beongs.

Those interested in eco-tourism should check out ‘Khung Bang Kachao, which provides information on eco- tourism in Samutprakarn. For further details on water resources, please visit www.dwr.go.th .